Monthly Archives: November 2014

Anticipation Builds for Those Waiting on Immigration Reform!

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Expansion of Form I-601A, Provisional Waiver Program

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys are pleased to share the President’s announcement from last night and elaborate on the new expansion of the provisional waiver program, Form I-601A for unlawful presence. Under current immigration law, certain undocumented individuals in the U.S. who are the spouses or children of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and […]

Expanding Deferred Action to Parents of U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

USCIS has been directed to establish a process, similar to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, for exercising prosecutorial discretion through use of deferred action on a case-by-case basis to those applicants who: have, on the date of this announcement, a son of daughter who is a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident […]

New Expansions to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provides that those individuals who were under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012 and who entered the United States before June 15, 2007 (5 years prior) as children under the age of 16 and who meet specific education and public safety requirements are eligible for […]

Temporary Protected Status for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone

The Department of Homeland Security announced today the designations of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for qualifying nationals of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The designation comes due to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa. This designation of TPS goes into effect on November 21, 2014 and will be in effect for 18 […]

President Obama Will Address the Nation on Immigration Reform on November 20th

With great excitement that our U.S. immigration attorneys are pleased to announce that tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to present the executive actions he is taking to institute new immigration law reforms.This is expected to be a step towards remedying problems in the current U.S immigration system. Although the Senate passed a bipartisan […]

File Request to Renew/Replace Green Card Online Using USCIS ELIS

Beginning November 12, 2014 USCIS will allow Form I-90, Application to Replace or Renew Permanent Resident Card, to be filed online using the USCIS ELIS online system. The new implementation of Form I-90 online will be a two-stage process. At first, USCIS will allow for a 72-hour limited introduction period from November 12 at 10 […]

If my I-485 is denied because USCIS believes a waiver is required. but an Immigration Judge determines a waiver is not, do I have to pay the I-485 fee again?

USCIS has acknowledged, in a July 24, 2014 District 23 Los Angeles meeting, that this issue is decided on a case-by-case basis. If USCIS denies an adjustment of status application, Form I-485, for reasons that are later reviewed by an Immigration Judge and a determination is made by the judge that USCIS erred in the […]

Immigration Reform as Early as November 21, 2014?

There have been many recent discussions about U.S. President Barack Obama implementing some level of immigration reform as early as next week. Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have heard plans of President Obama overhauling United States immigration policy through executive action, including the suspension of deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants. The expected 10-part plan would […]

President Obama Introduces 10 Year Visa for Tourists and Business Agreement with China

Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers are pleased to announce that President Barack Obama has just announced that the U.S. and China have agreed to a new, reciprocal 10-year visa policy for tourists and businessmen. This will allow citizens of each country to travel between the two countries for up to 10 years on a single […]